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A Motion of Confidence is a motion of support proposed by a government in a parliament or other assembly of elected representatives to give members of parliament (or other such assembly) a chance to register their confidence in a government.It demonstrates to the head of state that the elected parliament no longer has confidence in (one or more members of) the appointed government, because it is no longer deemed fit to hold that position, perhaps because they are inadequate in some respect, are failing to carry out obligations, or are making decisions that other members feel are detrimental.
A “Censure” MOTION is meant to show disapproval and does not result in the resignation of ministers. It is applied against an individual minister or a group of ministers, but the no-confidence motion is directed against the entire cabinet. Again, depending on the applicable rules, censure motions may need to state the reasons for the motion while no-confidence motions may not require reasons to be specified.
In the novel ‘Presumed Dead’ a motion of confidence is brought against a fictional government https://wp.me/P1z4yo-n